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"The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements.""Cloudera is a very manageable solution with good support.""The product as a whole is good.""CDH has a wide variety of proprietary tools that we use, like Impala. So from that perspective, it's quite useful as opposed to something open-source. We get a lot of value from Cloudera's proprietary tools.""The most valuable feature is Kubernetes.""I don't see any performance issues.""The most valuable feature is Impala, the querying engine, which is very fast.""We also really like the Cloudera community. You can have any question and will have your answer within a few hours."

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"Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have several sub-clusters working off the same ObjectStore. So it provides workload isolation.""It's the fastest database I have ever tested. That's the most important feature of Vertica.""It has improved my organization's functionality and performance.""Vertica is a columnar database where the query performance is extremely fast and it can be used for real-time integrations for API and other applications. The solution requires zero maintenance which is helpful.""Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.""Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.""I have found the solution to be scalable.""Speed and resiliency are probably the best parts of this product."

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"There are better solutions out there that have more features than this one.""The security of this solution could be improved. There should also be a way to basically have a blockchain enabled storage with the HDFS.""It could be faster and more user-friendly.""There is a maximum of a one-gigabyte block size, which is an area of storage that can be improved upon.""Currently, we are using many other tools such as Spark and Blade Job to improve the performance.""Without the big data environment, we cannot store all of this data live. We have billions of records and terabytes of storage to be used. It's not an option actually for us to have a big data environment.""The price of this solution could be lowered.""The procedure for operations could be simplified."

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"Some of our small to medium-sized customers would like to see containerization and flexibility from the deployment standpoint.""Promotion/marketing must be improved, even though it is a very useful product at very good price, it is not as "popular" as it should be.""When it is about to reach the maximum storage capacity, it becomes slow.""I think they need an easy client so that you can write queries easily, but it's not necessarily a weak point. I think some users would need them.""It's hard to make it slow for a small data volume. For large volumes, it's hard to make it work. It's also hard to make it faster, and to make it scale.""We are looking for a cheaper deployment for the solution. Although we did a lot of benchmarks, like Redshift. We tried Redshift, it didn't work. It didn't work out for us as well.""Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible.""Support is an area where it could get better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When comparing with Oracle Sybase and SQL, it's cheaper. It's not expensive."
  • "The price could be better for the product."
  • "I haven't bought a license for this solution. I'm only using the Apache license version."
  • "Cloudera requires a license to use."
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  • "From a cost perspective, the software is less than most of its competitors."
  • "It's difficult today to compete with open-source solutions. In these areas, there is a lot of competition and the price of this solution is a bit pricy."
  • "The price could be cheaper and it is best to negotiate the price."
  • "The price is reasonable. We use a pay per license model. Firstly, you need to buy a license. After that, you mainly pay the annual support fee of around 20% or 25%. I think their prices are quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the license model because there are several. It depends on the client, but it's cheaper than other solutions. I think it's cheap for all the functionality and robustness. It's not very expensive to deploy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The CDP I used was almost 2.5 years ago on-premise. I would rate it 8/10. I did not have much to compare against in those days and due to Cloud not accessible in my organisation. But, definitely CDP… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is reliable and stable, it fits our requirements.
    Top Answer: 
    I haven't bought a license for this solution. I'm only using the Apache license version.
    Top Answer: 
    Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have… more »
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    The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive.
    Top Answer: 
    Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible. I know that's… more »
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 22 in Hadoop
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    Average Words per Review
    354
    Rating
    7.4
    3rd
    out of 30 in Data Warehouse
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    7
    Average Words per Review
    501
    Rating
    9.4
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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    Overview
    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is the world's most complete, tested, and popular distribution of Apache Hadoop and related projects. CDH is 100% Apache-licensed open source and is the only Hadoop solution to offer unified batch processing, interactive SQL, and interactive search, and role-based access controls. More enterprises have downloaded CDH than all other such distributions combined.

    Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

    To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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    Sample Customers
    37signals, Adconion,adgooroo, Aggregate Knowledge, AMD, Apollo Group, Blackberry, Box, BT, CSC
    Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Insurance Company12%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is ranked 2nd in Hadoop with 10 reviews while Vertica is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is rated 7.6, while Vertica is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop writes "Performs well and the technical support is helpful, but the upgrade process needs to be consolidated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Superior performance in speed and resilience makes this a very good warehousing solution". Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Amazon EMR, Apache Spark, SingleStore DB and MongoDB, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, SQL Server and IBM Netezza Performance Server.

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